Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The Kramgasse, Berne

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 156 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04725
Turner Bequest LXXVI 65 a

Catalogue entry

If this identification is correct (the Clock Tower looks different today but may have been altered), this is the only inner-city sketch of Berne so far found in Turner’s sketchbooks of 1802, although this one was certainly bought in the city.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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